01 July, 2012

Scrappy Sunday - Let's Celebrate


Happy Canada Day! Happy 4th of the July in a few days! And most importantly, Happy Birthday to Amanda Jean in a few days!

In light of these wonderful things to celebrate we thought a celebration was in order. And what's a party without gifts?

We know that for new quilters or, really, for all quilters, acquiring scraps can be a little exciting but time consuming. We both have a quilting addiction where we are constantly in our stashes cutting and slashing. That means we have LOTS of scraps. I think I have more scraps now than I did before I started all the quilts for Sunday Morning Quilts!

Today I'd like to giveaway some scrap bags. I'll fill an envelope, or 4, with scraps a plenty. Strings, your favourite colour, some low-volume. You name it and I've probably got it! And, of course, some books get to leave the house! A Canadian reader will win a hard copy of the book, and I can send an electronic copy to an international reader. So much goodness to share!

Amanda is doing the same thing too, double your chances to win.

Leave a comment below (international guests are always welcome). Tell me, do your sewing habits change in the summer?  Or, let me know which quilt in Sunday Morning Quilts is your favourite and tell me why.

Giveaway open until Thursday, July 5, 8 am MST. 

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stufenzumgericht said...

Dear Cheryl,
I'm one of your international fans (Germany) and totaly have fallen in love with the Leaves and Vine Quilt. This is the project I'm sewing on this moment. It's so funny to sew all these slabs together, a method, that really works! My sewing habits don't change so much in summer, because in this part of Germany, where I live, summers aren't so hot and it often rains. So there rests enough time for the sewing room ;-)
Have a nice and happy sunday, Martina

Bobbi said...

I'm a new quilter, so I don't know yet if my sewing habits change in the summer. They have this year because I've been working on painting and putting in new floors, so I haven't had much time, and space is a bit cramped with the stuff from one room constantly in another room. I'm excited to get back at it soon, though.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win some scraps! I love scrappy quilts, but I don't have much fabric since I'm so new to this. I'm one of your international readers from the US.

Tanya said...

In summer, I try to reduce the time for the warm quilting activities, like ironing and binding (I hand-stitch the binding outside, and I've lately had to put the quilt on another chair). I also do more hand sewing while I'm outside watching my kids.

Finken (at) gmail (dot) com

What Comes Next? said...

Happy Canada Day! My sewing habits don't change too much in the summer - I still try to spend the same amount of time sewing, although sometimes there are more hand projects for in the car as we go on vacation. I've devoured the book and love it - definitely need to do some scrap organization, and I really want to make few slab quilts. I love the Missing U quilt and can so relate to the "u".

Lizii Bii said...

As a teacher, I get a lot more sewing done during the summer, especially during Olympic years. I don't like to just sit and watch tv, so I sew or clean. . . but mostly sew.

Deborah said...

Happy Canada Day! Because I work in a school, summer is my prime quilting time. My sewing space is in our basement so it is a perfect hangout on those hot (do we get hot days in Alberta?) summer days!

Thanks for the chance to add to my scrap and book collection!

Karen said...

I love scraps but I get bored with my assortment. It would be nice to infuse them with someone else's. I make mostly scrappy quilts so not a lot of new yardage gets cut into scraps. Which is a shame because I have so much!

I'm in California.

Sue K said...

Scraps, scraps, scraps...almost as hard to type 3 times as to say it fast! Please help me add to my collection!!!

Karen O said...

This is my first summer quilting, and I am getting frustrated at the lack of time to sew. I have so many things I want to do, so little time to do them! I would love to have some scraps. A rainbow would be wonderful to add to the rainbow charms I traded for.

doris144 said...

Cześć! Jestem z Polski. Lubię szyć ze skrawków, mogę szyć w lecie, bo u nas nie są gorące lata i często pada deszcz. Mam już duże dzieci i nie muszę wyjeżdżać na wakacje, jadę dopiero we wrześniu, więc latem mogę szyć. Pozdrawiam ze Świebodzina, Dorota

Martina said...

I am from Switzerland and love to make scrap quilts. In sommer I think I tend to do more handsewing projects like english paperpiecing and stitching. Perhaps because I am spending a lot of my time in our garden or outside with our youngst son and so it is very handy.
Thanks for the great give away!

Berta said...

I'm in the states (wa) and being a newbie I'm not sure what my sewing habits will be.....if we ever get a summer! Lol

grendelskin said...

Happy Canada Day! I spent a lovely one in Ottawa when I was a kid and remember it very fondly. I hate handstitching bindings in the summer, too hot to have that cozy warmth all over my lap! I tend to veer toward smaller projects, handpiecing if I travel, and non-quilt projects.

Julie said...

I am a teacher so in the summer I have WAY more time to quilt. It takes me a little while to get back into it and then I am full force in quilting. I have three or four works in progress that I started this school year and never finished. Actually the only quilt I did finish this year was my class quilt.

Jane said...

Spring & summer always make me want to try my hand at watercolor again, which can cut into my quiting time. Right now, my brain can only accommodate one obsession at a time, unfortunately. Thanks for having the giveaway!

Sarah said...

Yes my sewing habits do seem to change in the summer. I am a substitute teacher during the school year so that keeps me very busy sometimes. During the summer I have a lot more free time. Less spending money - but more time!

THanks for the giveaway!

bruinbr said...

My sewing goes practically into hibernation when summer rolls around unfortunately. Too much nice weather and bored kidlets take up most of my time! Thank goodness for great husbands and the weekend though!

Cathy Tomm said...

Thanks for a chance for the giveaway. I still do some quilting in the summer. My room in is the walk out basement and is still cooler in the summer (no AC in the house) I find I quilt lots on the real hot days but less when the weather is great to be out. I live in Alberta 3 hours or so north of you. I have been working on rainbow scrap quilts.

Julia C said...

I'm fairly new to sewing, so I haven't noticed that my habits change through the seasons, but I have a lot of projects I'd like to do this summer!

dewiec(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Marla Nelson said...

Happy Canada Day. Can't wait for the fire works. A great day to spend with family and friends. Thanks for a chance to win in the give away. Have a great day

Anonymous said...

Hi I,m another international reader from the UK near Cardiff in Wales, I am also a new quilter so don't have any scrapes as of yet, but have been amazed at the quilts Ive seen used by scraps, in this time of money tightening its good to know nothing goes to waste.
As I have just started quilting I am busy working out what what quilts I can make for family for Christmas. Also I don't know if my quilting moods will change in the winter, hopefully I'll be snuggle under a new quilt!!!!
Thanks for a great giveaway and a great blog.
Lindsay

Mego said...

OMIGOODNESS...what a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for the chance. AND...Happy Canada Day! I'm in Seattle and we LOVE our neighbors to the North!

Ray and Jeanne said...

Happy Canada Day! I'm from the US and in the summer I do less hand quilting on large quilts. Other than that, I still spend as much time as possible quilting! My favorite color is orange but I really like all colors. ~Jeanne

Colleen said...

I like to sew more but sometimes the heat drives me from upstairs where my sewing room is.

Carla said...

Happy Canada Day!!!

I live in Hertfordshire in the UK, and abslutely love the book.

Doing a scrap quilt at the moment,but not yet any of the book, the next one will be and one of my favorites in the book, the 'Splash'. Just love it

And the Patchwork for me, it's the same all year round. Call me addicted!!

Thank You so much for this chance to win scraps, could do with some more.

Have a great day!!!

Maureen said...

I sew more in the summer when it's too hot to be outside.

jmj said...

First Happy Everything to Everybody. Love the book, had to run to my bedside table to see the name of the quilt, I have a copy from the library, I have a zip lock bag of Liberty of London Fabric that I have been saving, I'm going to make a Ticker Tape or Gum Drop quilt, never tried free applique looks like lots of fun!!!! Summer is a great time to sew quilts for me, it was 103 degrees F in my backyard last week, but nice and cool inside!!!!

kim said...

Sunday Morning Quilts is on my wish list!! So I can't name a favorite. But I know I'll love all the projects because I've had a peek :)
I work at a school so I have more free time to sew in the summer. I try to get a bunch of tops made in the summer so I have something to quilt and bind while watching hockey games. My sewing room is in the basement so it's nice and cool there.
Thanks for the chance to win!!

Beth said...

I get to sew much more in the summer when all of the children's activities slow down a bit! Hope to win so I can start a new project in a different color palette. Thanks!

Anne-Marie said...

Hi from Quebec province! I spend as much time as I can outside in the summer, so I don't sew as much as in the winter. But, I read more and, believe it or not, I read a lot of quilting books and magazines. When comes the fall, I have a million projects waiting to be started! Thanks for this giveaway! I love scraps and never have enough quilting books!

capitolaquilter said...

Second-hand scraps is my blog-subtitle so I'd love, love to win some of yours! In the summer I feel a little more guilty about spending an entire day in my sewing room when I know that it's a beautiful sunny day outside that I should be enjoying - but I can't help it!

Erin M. said...

I'm writing from Redwood City, CA. I saw your book at our guild in person and didn't get to spend enough time with it; I'd love to win it. I have created two different ticker piles for myself for when I feel like I'm up for the challenge. Looks like a great giveaway to celebrate all the good things this week. Thanks

Susan K from Canada said...

My most favourite quilt in your book is Leaves and Vine - I am saving up fabric to make this one as a wall hanging - Happy Canada Day

Judith said...

My favourite is the Missing U, both for the quilt and the story that goes with it. Colour, colour, colour!

Barbara said...

I have more fun in the summer - I want to sew fun stuff like crumb quilts in crazy colors

Happy Canada Day from a US reader who is suffering from this horrendous heatwave

Lisa R. said...

My sewing habit doesn't change that much during the summer. With the exception of barefoot sewing and snacking on fresh tomatoes from my garden! :)

Claire Jain said...

Since the sun is out later in the summer, I tend to lose myself in sewing longer than usual. I find myself getting up to turn on the light at 9:00pm and realize I'm starving. Oops ;-) Where does the day go? Thanks for the chance to win!

hope said...

My sewing doesn't change much with the seasons. I try to sew every day before I go to work.

Kelli said...

Not so much. I try to get in a couple sewing nights a week ... if I'm lucky. Got 2 kiddos running around that tend to keep me busy enough.

Suzanne said...

Happy day to you, Cheryl! My sewing habits DO change during summer. I always think I can sew more because the kids are out of school and our days are less structured. I squeeze in as much sewing as I can and about mid-July I start dreaming of the uninterrupted sewing during school days. Thanks for the giveaway.

Deanna said...

Usually I get in a little more sewing time during the summer as it is often too hot outside to do anything else.

Sherrywc said...

Since I move to the lake in the summer, my stash doesn't travel with me. This is when I find kits that I've purchased in my travels to be perfect for tucking in the car and pulling out to work on at the cottage.

Delores said...

We have a campsite membership, so spend several days at a time there. I find I can get sewing done, as there is nothing else calling my name, except the pool! Would love to win your book and/or scraps. Thanks for the chance.

Myra said...

In the summer, my time is just more flexible, but also easily taken by other things. I'm finding I sew less in the summer, which is a bummer.

Michelle said...

With my children home in the summer, I don't sew as much. I also love to sew in the winter and make quilts for the cold weather. I find that I sew a lot of clothes in the summer instead of quilts.

I would love a copy of the book. Or scraps.

everinprogress said...

Enjoying the long weekend here in Edmonton! I'm finding I'm sewing less- but we are moving, which makes things tricky.

Holly said...

Fingers crossed that I'll actually get some more sewing time this summer as I've enrolled my five-year-old in her first ever half day camp! (just one week to start, but who knows, I might sign her up for a few more if I get lots of sewing done during my toddler's naptime!)

Cathy said...

I am in BC and as school principal, I get way more sewing done in the summer! Yippee! I love scraps!

Jessica Christensen said...

In the past when I was living in TX, my sewing habits did change in the summer. I never wanted to be machine quilting anything, because to be maneuvering all that heavy fabric was just too hot! A literal sweatshop at my house -- so I would usually work on more piecing or just baby quilts. Now that I'm in CT, I have a cool basement, so I can do whatever. I just have less time to sew now that I have all the kids home for the summer. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Michelle G said...

Cheryl, I am a new quilter so I don't have many scraps yet. I love the ticker tape parade quilt and the missing U quilt. I sew more in the summer because there is more light in the evening.

gMarie said...

I am mostly a weekend sewer and do so all year round. I sew in the basement, so it's far more comfortable in the summer (plus I can get my husband to cook more often - so more sewing time.)

g

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.

Since I have air conditioning at home and the fact that I don't like hot/humid weather, I take the opportunity to quilt or read more often during the summer.

I would love to try the "Candy Coated" pattern with all the scraps fabric that I have.

cyeon(at)videotron(dot)ca from Canada

Beth said...

Thanks for the chance! Living in Athens, GA, I find more time for sewing in the summer as it is too miserably hot to go outside as much as I'd like!

elmiller33(at)gmail.com

Regina Wade said...

During the summer it gets so hot that I have a harder time sewing. The kids also want to be outside more and I don't like for them to be out without me near by (and sewing makes me very distracted), so my sewing slows down.

Janny said...

I live in the Netherlands. During the summer I am mostly making fabric postcards or bags and no big quilts.

LM said...

My sewing time gets squeezed out by weeding and watering in the summer...I already have your book, but i'd love some red and pink scraps!

roxi said...

Red Deer, Alberta here! Happy Canada Day to you too! Definitely don't sew as much in the summer, too much going on & I actually look forward to rainy days so I can hide in my room.

Sarah D. in KCMO said...

I'm a big time scrap quilter. Summer doesn't change much with my sewing. I generally get inspiration from the fabric itself. I love putting different fabric combos together; solids, patterns, colors, all of it!

stitchinpenny said...

Happy Canada Day

I live in Florida, so even though it gets hotter in the summer and we have some cold days in the winter, I sew the same all year round. We don't have a lot of change in indoor temperature - heaters and AC and open windows keep us between 60 qnd 80 year round.

Dolores said...

Thank you. Canada is 145 years old today. I'm from Toronto.
Since we have central air, my sewing does not change - only the fabrics do. I sew clothing too you see. I love to sew and I hand quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jenn said...

I sew more in the summer. Fall is when my sewing time is drastically reduced.

Becky B. said...

Congrats with your book!!! I love it. Both you and Amanda Jean did a wonderfuol job. I love Ticker Tape quilts and the random scrappy look you can make with them. I love all the patterns from the book and the tips you encluded to make the quilts ours. Sunday Morning and Candy Coated are two patterns I want to try first, because they are out of my comfort zone but look so fun to make.

natalie christensen said...

Usually my sewing habits change in the summer. This year is different and I have been sewing and getting my WIPs all done!

Denise said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I don't think summer effects my sewing habits too much. pepperto@wowway.com

Jess said...

I am a teacher, which means my sewing habits change drastically in the summer! I go from hardly sewing anything to going on a sewing binge trying to get out all those ideas that have been swimming in my head the past nine months.

Lisa Merkley said...

I would LOVE to win some scraps! I'm building up my supply and have pretty much nothing right now. And my sewing habits certainly change during the summer. I do less of it because the kiddos are always around needing me. I tend to do more easy knitting projects during the summer.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I like to spend time in the basement in the summer (cooler) so I should sew more as that's where my sewing room is. But it doesn't always work out that way - summer gets busy too.
Anne Simonot
annesimonot@sasktel.net

MagistraCarminum said...

I am Chris, and i live in Los Alamos, NM. I am a teacher, so my timefor quilting is more limited during the school year. Summer is my time for diving into bigger projest, or getting started on things I can finish up during the school year. :-)

Neese Family said...

My quilting patterns change dramatically during the summer because I am out of school! I get so much more time to be creative! I love it! I can't wait to see your book! Thanks for the invitation to get a chance to win!

Sallie said...

I love the quilt on the back cover because I'm planning to make a quilt like that for our church quilt ministry. Thanks for the giveaway!

Debbie said...

My sewing habits change as in the summer I work longer hours so it's harder to find the time and energy to sit down and sew.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jodi said...

the only change in the summer is my reluctance to hand-sew a binding on - hot!

Julianne K said...

Hi Cheryl!

I sew all year long, I dont think I ever really slow down. I do try to only do bindings in the air conditioning in the summertime, other than that, I sew constantly!
I really love your ticker tape quilt in your book, its so colorful and beautiful. The slabp piecing techniques is awesome too...Thnnks for the giveaway!

Julianne heygiz00@gmail.com

Michelle said...

My sewing habits are so erratic that it's hard to judge. I do think I sew more in the summer, probably due to the extra free time, and longer days.

Cindy Sews said...

I am happy to say that my sewing habits do change in the summer. I have extra free time to sew more!!!

Arita said...

My summer sewing does change; will do smaller projects like pouches or preemie quilts. Thanks for a change to win a great bag of scraps.

Nancy said...

My sewing habits don't seem to change in the summer..The weather is always the same in my sewing room.

s2br11 said...

I love scraps! thanks for the offer. I would love to have the book in my collection!
Mary Malone
maryandruss at wi dot rr dot com

Brenda said...

I'm a Canadian reader from Winnipeg and when it's hot and muggy like today, I won't be sewing much. so yes, I sew and quilt in summer, but mostly to escape the heat outside and stay in the A/C inside. I love scraps and I'm always happy to play with someone else's scraps. thanks for the chance to win.

Brenda in Manitoba said...

Happy Canada Day! Celebrating in Riding Mountain National Park with many activities. In summer, I'm torn between being outside - enjoying the summer - and being inside a quilting. Have set my portable machine up on the table on the deck, so get some inside work done outside. Have a copy of your book already (love it!), and would love some more scraps. Does anybody every have enough???

Lisa E said...

I sew less in the summer. Why? The kids are home from school! I also started working (for money) again, so that has definitely eaten up my time. Thanks for the chance to win.

Chelsea said...

Happy Canada Day! I'm over in BC on Vancouver Island where Canada Day like every day is pretty laid back. But woohoo for celebrating Canadian quilters and authors!!

Shoot, I've forgotten what the question was and I'm kind of too lazy to check. Love scraps and can't wait to make it to the city so I can buy a copy of the book!

Nancy said...

Nice to "meet" another Canadian quilter! I love scraps. In summer I move from my lovely filled to brim craft room on the second floor of an old farmhouse to the dining room table to sew. There I am in the airconditioning as well as under a ceiling fan. Have to do more walking back and forth to ironing board but exercise is good.

Cheryl said...

I seem to have less time in the summer. The weather is nice (well, its almost always nice where I live anyway) and I feel like I should get outside with the family more.

Jen said...

I find it harder to sew in the summer since it is light longer...it keeps my 2 little girls up & so I don't get my sewing time in :)

Patrice said...

I sewa little bit less in the daytime in the summer because I'm doing activities with my school age child during my toddler's naptime when I normally do most of my sewing.

Magnolia Tea said...

I sew year round but usually smaller projects in the summer, and I just started quilting this year. Oh, love your blog!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

My sewing habits definitely change in the summer. Mostly just slowing down a bit while the kids are home. I can usually sneak a few minutes in here and there.

I am about 1/2 way thru a low volume quilt. Need to acquire some more scraps to finish it off. As far as a favorite project from the book goes, I can't think of one I DON'T like. They are all beautiful!

Annie said...

I'm in love with the rainbow quilt in your book, I have made some scrap buckets and am working on the little triangle quilt. LOVE scrappy stuff and sewing.

Kukliki said...

Cheryl, hi!

My habits change rather with mood than with weather outside :)
For example, now I work on a warm woolen scrap quilt, although outside it is fairly hot (for Belgium :)

Lisa said...

I sew at the machine more in summer. Our summers here in Aust. are just too hot to consider quilting, and hand finishing binding. Have a great week!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Happy Canada Day from Toronto, Ontario! My sewing habits don't change too much in the summer - I still try to sew regularly and I find that it's usually late at night after I've worked in the garden.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

My sewing habits change in the summer because I can't get out in the heat which means I sew more! And, love it! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

pizzaeater said...

I have a hardd time being mottivated to sew because it just so hot. I turn to a blob. I tend to want to do holiday type of sewing so I can think of cooler weather.

Susan said...

My sewing habits don't change much during the summer months. I pretty much only get to sew on my days off from work and that's year round. I LOVE working with scraps and am currently making a string quilt using scraps

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sbsudbury said...

Hi...I am a quilter in Sudbury, Ontario Canada. I find I do more handwork in the summer as my sewing studio can become quite warm on the second floor of our home. I look forward to the opportunity of winning this book that has been on the "Quilt books to buy" list for a bit.
THanks for the opportunity.
sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

Miranda said...

Usually I saw less in the summer because I'm not sewing as many gifts and such. But right now we are in the middle of a heat wave in MN so my sewing is going to keep me busy because it's just to stinkin' hot to be outside!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Lee D said...

Hi Cheryl....lol if I happen to win I could come pick it up!!! I hope I can get back into sewing period! We have been under house renos since March and I just haven't made it back to the sewing table. Now the garden cries for attention. I am hoping when #3 is in acting camp I can sew sew sew! the other two take care of themselves!!! Happy Canada Day from the SE:) p.s. it was great meeting you at Heritage Park.

Carol said...

I'm in Victoria BC, so happy Canada Day. My sewing habits don't change much in the summer because I'm retired now and it doesn't usually get really hot here - especially this year. My favourite quilt is the ticker tape quilt - I can see it in jewel tones on a black or navy background. It will make a great wallhanging and it can easily be any size at all.

Kate said...

I'm in the US, and it is HOT down South. So hot, in fact, that I'm spending more time inside sewing than usual. akmajor(at)gmail(dot)com.

Quilter Mom of 3 said...

I like finding more time during the summer to sew...

My favorites are Splash & Candy Coated!! They both are SO cheerful!

Cat Palmer said...

Summer for me is Christmas time and New Year. So early summer often means sewing gifts for Christmas gifts then I get a few days off after Christmas to tidy up and regroup and get inspired for the New Year when all the New Year sewing resolutions start in earnest. Many thanks for the giveaway

Carla said...

It's hard to pick a favourite. I loved making the Sunday Morning quilt with all the low volume scraps I had. I should have made it bigger : )
Happy Canada Day!

Patti Shanks said...

I`m a Canadian quilter-Happy Canada Day!
I am in the process of starting my first scrappy quilt and could use a lot of help! The only thing that changes in the summer for me is the use of AC and maybe drinking beer instead of tea! Thanks for a great giveaway.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Happy Canada Day from a Canadian living in the UK (but I have a Canadian address - oooh so handy!!). I love scraps and scrappy quilts. The possibilities are endless and this summer I plan on making a postage stamp quilt and a strng quilt (as my bee month block) so to win your book and YOUR scraps would be AWESOME!!! Thank you for the chance!

Margaret said...

I get less sewing done in the summer. The garden is a calling me, and I have a 0-year-old daughter to keep occupied.

Allison said...

Hello from NH, USA! thanks for the giveaway :) I usually get more sewing time in the summer :)

Renae said...

I wish I did get as much done in the summer, but with kids, the pool, garden and just plain laziness it doesn't happen.

On the upside I realized that this Fall ALL of my kiddos will be in school all day long. Yippee! I'm putting my list together of all I want to do once that day comes.

tammi said...

In the summer, my sewing room is so hot I don't spend much time there. I do a lot more hand work in the summer. And there's the garden competing for my attention.

Carmel Morris said...

I am in Australia, we are in winter at the moment. It tends to get a bit cold in the room where I sew, so I am more likely to do stuff that I can do on the couch. The little ones are inside more during the day too, which reduces opportunities to sew then. In the summer I love to throw open the window and sew whilst the kids play outside where I can see them from the machine. I haven't seen all the projects in your book, I do love the colours in the one on the cover though.

Deborah said...

I'm a teacher, so I sew much more over the summer. School has been out for 3 weeks and I have 5 projects finished, and many more on the list. I am usually making up for my lack of sewing, so I don't really get ahead on anything. I would love to get ahead! Thanks for the give away.
Deborah

Ashley said...

I'm a teacher so I have way more time to quilt in the summer,

Kris P said...

Hi Cheryl,
I love your book! I was lucky enough to meet Amanda Jean at my LQS recently, and was stunned by her quilts. I'm sure yours are just as stunning in real life. My quilting habits change pretty drastically when summer comes around. I'm a stay at home mom of 2 girls- ages 8 and 10. Summer means less sewing and more outings, pool days, play dates, camping trips, family reunions... you get the idea! I love your scrappy quilts. I think may do a version of Fortune Teller for our nephew's graduation quilt next spring.

Carol in E TN said...

My life has changed since my hubby has passed away, but I am "sew" looking forward to getting back in my sewing room.

Sue said...

Since I live in hot and humid Florida, I tend to sew a little less in the summer. I am a bit cheap and don't run the air conditioner set low so I have lots of fans everywhere. Sewing at night is the most comfortable but come fall, windows open and I sew as much as I can. Great giveaway...I love scraps!

RyanSarahN said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I always think I'll have lots of time to sew in the summer but never do, of course. Too much to do.

LoBo333 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I loved the Ticker Tape quilt in your book and I also think I'll have more time to quilt in the summer, but this doesn't always happen.

Vicki said...

My sewing habits change a little in the summer because I have all 3 kids home. I'm still trying to sew some most days, it makes me happy.

Carol said...

Love the book -- would love to use it to make something with my scraps. I've just recently gathered enough scraps I could make a quilt. I'm in Utah.

Tamie said...

I love Splash and Leaves and Vine. There may be others but I haven't spent quality time with your book yet. I'm on vacation this week and I have brought it long with me to read. Sewing time starts when I get back. Great giveaway.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My habits don't change much in the summer, I maybe do a little less sewing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I actually think I have been doing more quilting this summer. My youngest son is in college now, so I guess I have a little more time on my hands then before when I was running him to music lessons, swim class, and various other activities :-) Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Karen said...

Thanks for the chance to win some amazing things! In summer I always want to play with light and bright colors since I tend to go with warm and dark things when it starts to get cold.

Jacqui said...

Since I'm in winter right now I know what will change in summer - I won't feel the need to stay in the warm parts of the house and will get sewing done at night! At the moment I'm doing embroidery in the warm living room!

And Happy Canada Day to you too! I'm originally from Edmonton so I think patriotic thoughts down here in NZ, and hum O Canada a few times to myself :)

B Greene said...

I find it a little harder to do a concentrated bit of sewing now that my 12-year-old is home every day. I still find time, though!

Scraps are my favorite things and your book is so wonderful!! Thanks for sharing your ccreativity and your precious scraps with us!!

Becky said...

Hi! I am from Utah, USA! My summer quilting habits usually increase because of all the cute babies that seem to be born May - August! I am so excited!

Elena said...

I don't have kids, so my sewing habits change in the summer b/c I have more time to sew! No new tv and all reruns mean I don't have to drop what I'm doing to be glued to the tv with the hubs. Yay!

Carol said...

In the summer I quilt less, and go out in the fresh air and sun more. I still try to fit in some quilting.My focus changes more to relationships.

Linda Kay said...

I am a teacher so I have more time to sew in the summer. I already have a copy of your book, but I would love some more scraps to add to my budding collection!

Texas JennyWren said...

I work with cooler fabric colors and weights in the summer. No dark colors or heavy weights in this heat!! Texas is mighty hot!! (103 yesterday)!!

I would LOVE to have some scraps to start some new quilts for my new grandbabies - 2 have arrived this past year and I am behind!!
thank you

Andra Gayle said...

I sew a great deal more in the summer! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book!

LauraC said...

I actually am able to sew more in the summer. My kids have more going on during the school year. I would love to get a bag of scraps!

Patrick said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Quilting a bit less with the warm weather here in NY, but will jump back in when fall rolls around.

Nancy said...

Thanks for offering this giveaway. You are very generous.

My favorite quilts from your book: High Five and the low-volume string quilt whose name I can't remember. There are others, too, but since I don't have the book in my hands at the moment I can't remember which. (I remember those two because I just finished a High Five baby quilt and am in progress with the string quilt.)

I did something a little different with the baby quilt from what's in the book. Instead of making large blocks the size of 4 regular blocks, I made 4 very small blocks that equal the size of one block. I thought for a baby quilt it needed something smaller instead of larger. Those tiny blocks were so fun to make (though I doubt I would enjoy making enough for a whole quilt!)

Summer/winter? I think I do more piecing in the summer and less quilting (because it's too hot). Winter is a great time to quilt because the layer on my lap keeps my legs warm.

Thank for your hosting a giveaway!

Stitching At Stone Cottage said...

my stitchingroom definately changes with the seasons...brighter fabrics, lighter quicker projects. the knitting goes from wool to cotton, and I tned to get to sit at my machine less. Maybe because outside is such a draw - that lovely sunshine...

Julie said...

My quilting projects do change in the summer. I get a little burned out making end of the year gifts for the myriad of teachers (who we love and appreciate), so I like to sew easy, fun quilts and projects. My goal, even before I learned of this fab give away, was to make a scrappy quilt. Thanks for the chance and Happy Canada Day!

Katie said...

My quilting habits definitely change in the summer. I spend tons of time outside, either at the beach or the campground, so all my projects need to be portable!
Thanks for the chance to win!

The New Mrs. said...

My sewing habits don't change, but my wardrobe does. I usually go from quilting in tees and jeans to quilting in shorts, dresses or tanks, just to stay cool around the iron. Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel said...

I sew the same year around. I love scrappy quilts. I've made over 100 quilts but my favorite are scrap quilts. I love the mad about plaid one in the book. I have a quilting ministry to widows where I make them a quilt from their husbands shirts, so I have a lot of plaid scraps and I plan to make your plaid quilt soon. Thanks for the chance to win!!

hiyacinth said...

Yes, because it is so hot in south Texas, I sew more--my studio is below ground, so I can keep air conditioning minimal and just spend my days sewing--usually summers are committed to all the UFO's that accumulated during the winter!

B said...

I don't know about my quilting habits as I only recently started quilting and it's the middle of winter here in Australia but my knitting habits definitely do... I trade in my big heavy sweaters for my smaller accessories... maybe I'll be the same with quilting (I'm not sure :))

Marcia W. said...

from Florida, USA As we handquilt, the summer is more machine piecing and small handwork projects while the fall/winter is handquilting. With our temps in the 100s, it is tough to have a queensized quilt draped across to handquilt. As a relatively new quilter, don't have many scraps. Usually have to raid my mother's old scraps from when made clothes (not exactly modern fabric). Thanks for sharing.

Sonia B said...

Thanks for the chance. My summer sewing habits have definitely changed with 4 kiddos home all day (well, not home, but now it is me doing the entertaining.) My favorite quilt is "The Missing U", especially the version you showed last week with the purples, yellows, and greens. Thanks again!

Kristen Sanderson said...

I find that I have alot more time to sew in the winter. Summer is always so busy and its hard to stay inside when the sun is shining. ksanderson@hotmail.ca

Linda said...

Hey there! My sewing habits have usually change in the summer; I haven't had time to sew lately, but can't wait to get back at it!
Enjoy your Canada Day holiday!
ltenhage@gmail.com

Heather said...

I live in Kodiak Alaska so I actually do about the same amount of sewing in all year. In the winter when I'm stuck inside I don't feel guilt for staying insided and sewing and in the summer our days are so longer so I can spend all day outside with my kids and still sew in the evenings after they've gone to bed.

brooke said...

This is the first full year that i've been quilting...so it's hard to tell what my habits are seasonally. I'm finding that I have shorter bits of time to work on quilts so far, but the weather is just starting to get nice enough that my kids will spend the whole day outside playing!

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

Leanne said...

Happy Canada Day to you too! I love your book but if you autographed it I would give my copy to a friend. In summer I try to sew more, because it is light later and I am on holidays some of the time but I think in fact I spend far more time outside so sew less in the end.

Michelle said...

I'm in sunny Queensland in Australia. My quilting time doesn't really change through the seasons. Just the time of day changes. In summer it is really hot so I stay in the airconditioning through the heat of the day and quilt. In winter I quilt at night when it is cold.
Michelle from Down Under

Schulz Family said...

Hi, I am in Christchurch, New Zealand and we are just starting a very long recovery process after two years of earthquakes. I love scraps - brights etc. I have been getting a group of ladies together making quilts for ourselves and for charity. Scraps are great for that.

kitkatknit said...

I sew more in the summer, too hot to knit! I am a beginner quilter.

Susan Martin said...

Hi, I am in Easthampton MA. I am trying to think if my sewing habit changes and I don't think it does. It is my constant year round craft. I do switch between crochet (winter) and counted cross stitch (summer). Those 3 crafts are enough to keep me busy. Susan

tusen said...

Happy Canada Day to you and greetings from Poland.
On the one hand I tend to sew more in summer to take advantage of the longer daylight hours, but on the other hand it's the only time I can go for holiday with my husband, so if we go, I don't sew at all (although I've just learned EPP and that may change things).

Franziska said...

In summer I sew less than in winter as we often spend more time outside. 'Though with little children the sewing time is very limited in winter and summer.

CitricSugar said...

I think my sewing habits change more by what's going on in my life than by season. I haven't sewn much this summer yet but my "sewing" coffee table was replaced by an ottoman and I'm having trouble finding a good spot to let the scissors fly. Otherwise, the rain we've had here in SK would've provided plenty of time. :-)

Thanks!

Katherine said...

Happy Canada Day, Cheryl!

I try to sew as much as I can throughout the year. My sewing habits change only in that I'm less likely to work on a quilt when the weather gets hot. Since it hasn't really gotten hot here in Calgary so far this summer, I'm still quilting. ;o)

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Sewing habits changing in the summer? Not sure - sewing is a habit, so it's kind of always there, for me. We have a busy household, so it's just a matter of squeezing in the time ... seems like my sewing habits don't change during the summer ...

Homemaker Honey said...

I'm an American married to an Aussie living in Australia. My quilting habits stay the same year round here in tropical Queensland. But, before I married and moved to Australia, my habits were different in the winter than the summer.

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Carla G said...

I think my sewing habits are fairly similar year round. Maybe a little less in the summer... I still have to fit in my sewing time around my kids & their activities. I'm from British Columbia, Canada. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Baking Soda said...

Great idea! I'm a new quilter from the Netherlands so scraps are in my future (I hope) but already I'm hoarding the ones I have.
Thanks for the give-away. I'm sewing like crazy right now, always seem to have a shortage dresses and tops in the summer which means my quilt still needs to be finished...

Janet said...

Usually I sew less in the summer because there is boating and swimming and hiking to do. But this summer has so far been grey and cool and my sewing hasn't slacked off at all.

audrey said...

Oh yes, the entire rhythm of our house changes in the summer. Sometimes I can squeeze in a chunk of quilting time, but it's usually accompanied by a background music that I wouldn't necessarily choose myself!

Barbara M. said...

I live in Italy. Summer is the time when I sew more than the other times during the year. Without the school and long days, I have always some projects in late to finish. Thank you for the chance to win. Barbara

Jess said...

I live in Australia so we are in the middle of winter now - I think I tend to sew more in summer as my sewing room is warmer at night when I sew.

SEW RED HOT said...

I wish it was summer, I'm so much more productive then! My sewing room is cold and uninviting in winter! I love the quilts in this book, thanks so much for the giveaway.
lore

sybil said...

Australia here.

My sewing habits change in the summer because my little house (aka studio) gets beastly hot with its tin roof and no AC. Then again, in the winter I wear gloves while sewing because it's freezing. I love my little house though and spend lots of time there - summer and winter.

Happy Mommy said...

Hello,
thank you so much for the give away. I don't have much of a stah so fabric in all forms is always welcome!
MY quilting changes in the colours. While I like darker colours in the winter, as soon as it's going towards spring, I switc h over to bright playful colours.
Thanks again for the chance to win.

Emily said...

Hi :) US - Florida here...so even in winter it's still on the warmer side. I did spend a year in Kentucky and did most of my hand quilting during that winter.
I can't say I have a favorite quilt in the book, as I haven't seen the book in person. But..judging from my love of both Amanda's and your blogs, I assume I will be hardpressed to pick a favorite

SeeingStars said...

Summer quilting ... I don't work outside the home as much, so I like to "catch up" on my quilting. We visit family at the beach and love playing in the ocean, kayaking and other outdoor things. But we do come inside mid-day to avoid the worst of the sun's rays. And while some of us love to watch movies at night, I'd rather be quilting. So I bring a sewing machine, a couple of projects, a folding table, iron, cutting mat. Poor DH shakes his head every time I pack!

Anonymous said...

In the past few years, with kids home from school, I have gotten less done during the summer than I had hoped. But this summer, so far, I have managed to sew a bit every day. This is due in part to the kids being older and to a personal goal of an hour of sewing every day. It's amazing what you can get done when it becomes just as important as doing the laundry. :) Nyla-Jean, Kingston, Ontario (quilt.knightly@yahoo.ca)

upstateLisa said...

I walked in a few Canada Day parades in my younger years but these days, I watch the fireworks on July 4th south of the border. In the summer, I have to sew early in the day since I do not have A/C in my sewing room and those great lights my hubby installed make the room unbearable in the heat!!!

Oso said...

I live in Barcelona (Spain) and I DO love scraps, though most of the time I don't know what to do with them so your book is my salvation (I already have it) and I'm waiting my summer vacation to arrive to be able to sit in front of the sewing machine. If my daughters allow it, of course.

lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathie said...

Happy Canada day! Yes my routine changes in the summer I very rarely will hand quilt, too hot!
I seem to piece a lot more in the summer.
I love the quilt on the cover and the story about that quilt ! I love the rug I know I will make those but I really want to make the quilt with the circles and rail fence style blocks...I don't know the name of the quilt sorry, since I don't own the book yet :)
I love making scrap quilts so I am sure there are a lot more I would love to make!
thanks for the opportunity to win and yes adding your scraps to my baskets would be fun!
thanks
Kathie

robin said...

I lie in the USA. My quilting changes in the summer months in that I tend to use up my scraps making bright, sunny, wild designs!

blondie19012k said...

I've not been sewing long, so I'm not sure how I will change with the seasons. My knitting and crochet tends not to vary much. It's summer and I'm currently knitting a warm winter shawl!

Deb said...

i guess I don't do as much sewing in spring and fall...such wonderful times to be outside working in the yard. In the summer it's too hot to do anything but stay inside in the A/C...a good time to sew! And in the winter...what a great cozy time to sew by the fire.

JoyceLM said...

I get to sew more in the summer because it's simply too hot to be outside (in North Carolina, we've been over 100 degrees for several days). Thanks for the great giveaway.

Elita en Suisse said...

Hi Cheryl,

I live in Geneva, Switzerland, and I think my scraps might be at least 1/3 of my stash. I took the Scrap Boxes along to a quilt retreat I host and the other girls LOVED playing in my scraps! I think everyone likes to play in other's toys in part because they're different. I love the Leaves & Vines pattern from the Sunday Morning Quilts. My sewing patterns do change because it gets too warm to quilt here sometimes in the summer. I tend to do more tops during the summer months & leave them to quilt in the winter.

Cathrin said...

My sewing habits don't change during the summer, but I sew a lot more than during winter time (there I actually prefer knitting...).
Haven't bought your book yet and now it's outsold so I can't tell you which quilt my favourite is. I've seen some in your and Amanda's blog but maybe the book contains some more? I'd love to win a copy! (btw, electronic copy: I'm from Europe, Germany)

Christi said...

My sewing habits definitely change in the summer!! I find that I am outside more and in my sewing room less :( My goal this week is to start a hand pieced quilt so that I can have some things to do when we are on vacation next week and I will still feel productive.

Julie Nava said...

I am one of your international visitors.
My sewing habits do change in the summer as I have an allotment which needs more tending, though I do still manage a fair amount of sewing... it is my passion afterall and I would suffer withdrawal symptoms if I didn't sew every day for a least a little while.

annemarie said...

I love sewing in the summer as it is too hot to go outdoors (I live in Texas) and it is a fun time to begin Christms sewing projects.

Gra said...

Greetings from Argentina!!
Summer gets extremely hot here so my habits definetely change. I try to do more quilting stuff in winter and keep stitcheries and very simple sewing for summer....hexagons or maybe some appliquée are good for the car or just to grab and take with me.
I would love to have a copy of the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Oooh! I have been dying to get your book!

I am an old seamstress but a new quilter; just began after I retired last year.

I love working with scraps because I get such satisfaction from making something out of practically nothing!

My current challenge is using scraps from garments I made for my kids (now 29 and 26). Yes, I've kept them all these years! I want to make each of the kids a quilt from their garments' scraps. It's been a wonderful walk down memory lane as I sort through the scraps!

BTW, that green scrap basket is SHOUTING my name!

Valerie Duff
Americus, GA, USA

Teri said...

I still sew in the summer, but with my kids out of school and summer activities, I don't get as much sewing time as I would like. I haven't made a quilt with a planned color way for many years. I just love working with scraps! I find it very comforting to just sort through scraps (especially those that were gifted to me).

Thanks for the great offering. I can't wait to look around your blog as I have never visited before.

lindag1947 said...

It is hard to sew when it is so nice outside. Love to be outside. Linda Gerig

Jill Day said...

Out here, in the middle of the Atlantic, in Bermuda, I live on scraps from the rich folks tables. (Sorry, I mean wardrobes!) We have 25% duty and overseas shipping to pay on fabric, so I visit the thrift shop and get my fabric in the form of cast-off clothing. There are some lovely cotton prints and not just from the ladies, the men provide some glorious shirts too! It means that my fabrics have their own 'back stories', a previous life before they ended up in my stash.

Paula said...

My sewing habits change in the summer because I usually spend vacations at home, always in the summer, which results in much more time for sewing :) BTW I'm an international reader, I live in Portugal.
Thank you for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

ciccia74 said...

Ciao, i live in Italy and i love all the quilts of the book. I'm a scrappy lover too and keep any very little fabric.
Thanks for the chance to win
b.zanninelli@gmail.com

Rose said...

This summer I've decided to focus on getting my started projects done and attempting not to start any new ones till the fall. So I'm creating lots and lots of scraps. With it being so hot here in Illinois, I'm hibernating in the house, sewing as much as possible.

Kimberly Cassie said...

In the summer, my quilting actually picks up. My job provide me with a bit of free time in the summer, so I take advantage of this at the sewing machine. As for my favorite Sunday Morning Quilt, I haven't had a chance to see all of the quilts in the book, but the cover quilt is stunning. (US)

Miss Sonya said...

With the heat in NE Alabama, summer is the perfect time to hide in my sewing room in the basement and quilt. I have not received the book, but have ordered it from Amazon (should be here within the next two months????).

Diane said...

I have not had the opportunity to actually see your book yet, but would love to win it and thank you for the opportunity! My quilting habits never change with the seasons! If anything, I do seem to pick up my time in the sewing room in the summer, as the winter is for inside house projects! Diane Parks dineyparks@hughes.net

Beulah said...

YES! My sewing habits change during the summer months...for some reason, I don't know why, as the mercury rises I tend to sew more, much more....my daughter says it is because I am solar powered. :D She must be right, because I have a mountain of completed projects growing. :D Thanks for the giveaway!

Agent 99 said...

My habits change dramatically in the summer.Because I am a teacher, I have summers free and I sew all day long. It's wonderful! Can't wait to have a copy of your book to squeeze into that precious time. :-)

Lynn said...

My sewing habits don't change much during the summer. I just have my daughter as company in my sewing room. I guess I can be a little more productive while she is at school...

Kate Lang said...

I'm a full time student, majoring in chemistry with a forensic science concentration and an art history minor. I'm going to be a quilt scientist. I usually take between 20 and 25 credits per semester. During school, I might run my sewing machine once a week (after church on Sunday, usually). In the summer, I sew EVERY DAY! I love summer!

linda said...

I use to sew more during the summer, but I just retired for teaching so I can sew all the time now. Thanks for a great give away

KatieQ said...

It would probably make more sense if I sewed more in the winter, but I find I am more productive in the summer. I like to sew in the morning and early evening when the house is quiet and the light streams softly through my dining room window. The room has sliding glass doors that face south and the large bay window faces west, so sewing in the afternoon in the summer is not an option.
I like I would make the Nap Like an Egyptian Quilt, just because I like the name. Did you know that there is a used copy of your book is selling on Amazon.com for $1,245.01?

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